Nokia and HTC end patent dispute with license agreement


The deal removes the threat of a UK sales ban on the HTC One range

Nokia and HTC ended all patent disputes with the signing of a collaboration agreement last week.

The ‘patent and technology collaboration agreement’ will see HTC pay Nokia an undisclosed sum to use its intellectual property, which includes LTE technology.

The two companies will also explore future technology collaboration opportunities, they said.

Nokia and HTC were involved in several patent disputes, including one which saw HTC’s One Mini briefly banned in the UK (see here).

HTC general counsel Grace Lei said: “Nokia has one of the most prominent patent portfolios in the industry. As an industry pioneer in smartphones with a strong patent portfolio, HTC is pleased to come to this agreement, which will enable us to stay focused on innovation for consumers.”